Kia’s pulled the covers off the all-new Kia Ceed before it makes its public debut at the Geneva Motor Program in March. It will take on the likes of the Vauxhall Astra, Ford Focus and Hyundai i30 when it goes on sale in mid-2018.
2019 Kia Ceed Styling
The new Ceed may have dropped the old car’s errant apostrophe however its gotten some stylish styling influenced by Kia’s brand-new Stinger GT. The pinched grille (Kia calls it a tiger nose) in between the headlights looks similar to the old car however big intakes and sharp creases make the new model appearance much more aggressive.
It’s a comparable story when you take a look at the new Ceed from the side. The old car’s windows snapped up towards the bootlid however the new model includes a flatter design that imitates the most recent Hyundai i30 and just recently exposed Mercedes A-Class. This makes it look longer, despite being the exact same size as the outgoing model. Take a walk around to the new Ceed’s boot and you’ll see its brake lights are much narrower and wider than those on the older model. These, integrated with the raised number plate, help emphasise the new car’s width making it look lower and sportier than the old car.
2019 Kia Ceed Interior
To enhance its smart new exterior, the brand-new Ceed gets a totally different cabin to the old model. You get a pared-back control panel design and stylish new dials alongside a new infotainment screen that sits above the dashboard instead of tucked under the air vents.
Entry-level cars get a rather small five-inch screen while mid-range cars get a larger seven-inch screen. Fancy something a bit more high-tech? Hand over for a high-spec car and you’ll get an eight-inch touchscreen with integrated satellite navigation. All models include Bluetooth connectivity as requirement while Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring are available throughout the variety. The brand-new Ceed is 20mm wider than the old car so there’s more elbow and shoulder room for bring 3 travelers in the back. You can also decrease the front seats better to the floor than in the old model to provide you more headroom in the front if you’re extremely high.
Regardless of being no longer than the old model, boot area has actually also been given a boost– the Ceed will now swallow 395 litres of baggage compared to the old car’s 380-litre capability. That indicates the brand-new Ceed can hold 25 litres more than a Vauxhall Astra and 15 litres more than a VW Golf.
2019 Kia Ceed Engines and Driving
The brand-new Ceed features the option of 4 brand-new engines. There’s a 1.0-litre fuel with 120hp that’ll be ideal if you live and operate in the city and a sportier 1.4-litre fuel model with 140hp. You can also get a set of 1.6-litre diesels producing 115hp and 136hp that’ll be better if you do lots of long motorway journeys. Whichever engine you choose, the brand-new Ceed features a six-speed manual gearbox as requirement. You can, nevertheless, get a seven-speed automatic gearbox in 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre models that’ll provide your left leg a rest in stop-start traffic.
Another feature that’ll help make the Ceed more relaxing to drive is Kia’s new semi-autonomous driving tech. Pay a little additional and you can get the brand-new car fitted with systems that’ll brake, speed up as well as guide for you on freeways at accelerate to 81mph. You likewise get automatic emergency situation braking as basic in mid-range models that’ll help prevent low-speed collisions by using the brakes if a challenge is found ahead.
2019 Kia Ceed Price and Release Date
Kia hasn’t announced just how much the brand-new Ceed will cost however it needs to set you back a little more throughout the range than the outbound car when it goes on sale in mid-2018. As an outcome, you can anticipate to pay from around ₤ 15,500 for an entry-level car and around ₤ 24,500 for a top-spec model with all the bells and whistles.